Primitive Christianity or the Religion of the Ancient Christians in the First Ages of the Gospel Volume 2

Primitive Christianity or the Religion of the Ancient Christians in the First Ages of the Gospel Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1673 edition. Excerpt: ...assoon as their souls are freed from the fetters of the body. Hence it was, that in those times Christians were wont tq sing Hymns and Tsalms at the Funerals, of the dead, to signifie that they had attahvd their Rest, the end of their la-t hours. 2h.7. $iimiWotbiWtimitv. 197 jours, the retribution of their troubles, Part 2. he reward and the crown of their con-Hom.v.Jt lictrs and sufferings, as Chryfojiome tells tff'prljl' is 5 part of which Tsalms he elsewhere "-.." ells us were, Return unto thy reji 0 my, ' Mt/, y?r f Ae L?r ia/ dealt bountifully Heir, p, nth thee 5 and, / will fear no eviL be-J?8?-, tuje thou art with me 5 and again, thou /yi/.; r zy refuge from the trouble that comiffes me about. For the fame reason, s being a sign of/'y and chearfulnefs, lbfx, .84i: e there tells us that they carried lights urning before the corps: by all which e tells us they signified, that they caried forth Christians as Champions to he grave, glorifying God, and giving banks to him that he had crowned the eceafed person, that he had delivered im from his labours, that he had taen him to himself, and set him beyond lie reach of storms and fears. But to return j There was scarce any ne instance of Religion wherein Prilitive Christianity did more openly Dprove it self to the world, and more vidently insult over Paganism, than ie generous courage and patience of: s professors: By this they commendd both the Truth and Excellency of heir Religion, and conquer'd their. N 3 very p8 tmttttCteffttatUt.cii.;, Part 2. very enemies into an embracing of it P' jifiit. Hear how La&antius pleads the argu, ' P I3' ment and triumphs in the goodnesioj his cause: By reason (fays he) of oui strange and wonderful more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845064
  • 9781236845061